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Scream Queens fails at depicting character with NF

Thursday, October 6, 2016The Children’s Tumor Foundation is calling for the popular TV show Scream Queens to educate itself about neurofibromatosis, or NF, following a recent episode filled with misinformation. In the episode, the show introduced a character with NF named Tyler. Tyler…

Advocacy groups call for changes to federal autism initiative

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Combating Autism Act Reauthorization
A coalition of disability advocacy groups is pushing for major changes to the Combating Autism Act, which is up for reauthorization this year. The CAA, passed in 2006 and last reauthorized in 2011, has designated…

HIV/AIDS

Wednesday, December 18, 2013People with disabilities worldwide are disproportionately at risk of contracting HIV because they are: A) At higher risk of being a victim of violent sexual or physical abuse. B) Less informed about the risks of HIV due to limited education and literacy. C) Assumed to not be sexually active. D) All of the above. E) None of the above. Click on the headline above to learn the answer and to learn more about HIV/AIDS.

“Discovering Autism”

Wednesday, December 28, 2011A recent series by Los Angeles Times looks at the causes of the ever growing number of individuals nationwide being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Nearly one percent of children nationwide have autism, a 20-fold spike over the past two…